How to Land Your Speed Trading Dream Job at Golden Networking's Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, "How Knight Capital's 'Knightmare on Wall Street'
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NY, NY ( September 4, 2012 - New York, NY, September 04, 2012 -- Forbes' Susan Adams had good news for the significant proportion of undergraduate and graduate population who chose alternative investments: Hedge funds and high-frequency trading are indeed hiring right now. How to get to know where to go? The key is networking at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, (, this time in three o

f the world's most important financial centers: New York, Chicago and London.

The first step in considering an alternative investment job is to think long and hard about whether your personality is suited to the life of the quant. "The competition to keep the edge and to outperform is very high". Consider not only whether you truly thrive under pressure but also whether you're good at synthesizing and evaluating a lot, really a lot, of data quickly.

If you're ready to make the leap, get ready to be aggressive about networking, says Roy Cohen, a career and executive coach and author of The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide. "Hedge fund types have short attention spans, and they are not very comfortable networking," he observes. That means you have to push hard yourself and avoid taking rejection personally.

"Leverage whatever contacts you have". Because hedge funds and high-frequency trading shops are unregulated and tend to keep their business under wraps, they don't hold events that are open to the public. "You can't just walk into a hedge fund door and sign up".

How to make those contacts? High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, "How Knight Capital's 'Knightmare on Wall Street' Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers" (, will provide attendees in New York, Chicago and London with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry stands and how new technology and regulatory developments will impact it. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

With insightful keynote speeches and highly regarded panels, everybody involved in high-frequency trading will gain inside knowledge about the latest technologies that can drastically optimize HFT infrastructures and take a first look at upcoming regulations that could radically change the HFT firms' business model. Topics that will be discussed at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 include the movement toward emerging markets, every time more attuned to the use of bots, the regulatory environment, how new technologies are changing the game, including FPGA applications, and a look at the upcoming regulatory changes that will definitely impact how speed traders capture alpha.

High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 is produced by Golden Networking (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

Julia Petrova
Golden Networking
New York, NY


Tag Words: knight capital, getco, dark pools, speed trading, edgar perez
Categories: Investment

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